literacy

Arkansas Secretary of Education Jacob Oliva (second from right) lists some of the priorities in the executive order signed Wednesday by Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders (right). The order was the second in Sanders' first two days in office to focus on Arkansas' education system. (Photo by Hunter Field/Arkansas Advocate)

Sanders signs wide-ranging executive order on education, promises bill ‘very soon’

BY: - January 11, 2023

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders continued to detail her education agenda Wednesday, her second day as governor of Arkansas, by signing an executive order covering a variety of issues, including literacy, school choice and early childhood education. Sanders called the order “a comprehensive approach [to] education that we want to parallel” with a single bill that […]

Sarah Huckabee Sanders sworn in as Arkansas’ first female governor

BY: and - January 10, 2023

This was updated at 5:55 p.m. on Jan. 10, 2023. Sarah Huckabee Sanders in her first speeches as Arkansas’ 47th governor described herself as part of a new generation of Republicans eager to limit the role of government. With her swearing in by the state’s chief justice, Sanders became the first female governor of Arkansas, […]

Poll worker and voter in Georgia in May 2022.

The fight against an age-old effort to block Americans from voting

BY: and - October 10, 2022

This ProPublica story was co-published with Gray TV/Investigate TV and is republished here under a Creative Commons license. It is part of The Right to Read, a series examining America’s literacy crisis.   For nearly 10 hours on Georgia’s primary day, Olivia Coley-Pearson tracked down every potential voter she could find, working two cellphones as […]